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Well here we go. It's time to start this one up as spring camps are over. There will be positives and negatives through the process this year. The new staff has a tremendous amount of damage to fix and the rebuild won't be fast. I predict it's going to be slow going this summer, but if the Huskies can come out swinging hard in the fall and show real turnaround progress, there should be some serious commitment activity in Nov and Dec.

Anyway, here we go. WOOF!!!!

Today provided some great news. Huskies landed their 3rd commit to the class.


A great LB prospect with Deven Bryant out of St. John Bosco H.S., Bellflower, CA. Offers included WSU, Oregon, and Colorado.

"He led the Braves in tackles last season with 86 and added four sacks and forced three fumbles. He plays with a non-stop motor, shows the athleticism to chase down plays from behind and always compete at a high level."

The other commits so far are:

Tybo Rodgers, RB
Keith Reynolds, WR
 

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Well here we go. It's time to start this one up as spring camps are over. There will be positives and negatives through the process this year. The new staff has a tremendous amount of damage to fix and the rebuild won't be fast. I predict it's going to be slow going this summer, but if the Huskies can come out swinging hard in the fall and show real turnaround progress, there should be some serious commitment activity in Nov and Dec.

Anyway, here we go. WOOF!!!!

Today provided some great news. Huskies landed their 3rd commit to the class.


A great LB prospect with Deven Bryant out of St. John Bosco H.S., Bellflower, CA. Offers included WSU, Oregon, and Colorado.

"He led the Braves in tackles last season with 86 and added four sacks and forced three fumbles. He plays with a non-stop motor, shows the athleticism to chase down plays from behind and always compete at a high level."

The other commits so far are:

Tybo Rodgers, RB
Keith Reynolds, WR
Our recruiting results have been abysmal so far and we've struggled to retain in state talent.

Out of the top 15 prospects from the state of Washington for 2022, UW has landed two of them. Oregon has done better recruiting in our state than we have.

Things aren't looking better for us in future classes as well.

The only silver lining I see in this is that UW is loaded with blue chip prospects who have struggled the last two years. This rebuild is not going to be pleasant.
 

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Our recruiting results have been abysmal so far and we've struggled to retain in state talent.

Out of the top 15 prospects from the state of Washington for 2022, UW has landed two of them. Oregon has done better recruiting in our state than we have.

Things aren't looking better for us in future classes as well.

The only silver lining I see in this is that UW is loaded with blue chip prospects who have struggled the last two years. This rebuild is not going to be pleasant.
Agreed. A ton of damage was inflicted upon this program the past two years and there is no quick fix for it. The new staff has a ton of work to do, but I have confidence in them for the long run. That being said, I'm expecting very slow progress over the summer with recruiting, but we should see a large part of the class we do put together occurring this fall. Once recruits get a taste of what we're doing during real games on offense and defense this fall, I'm expecting things to improve. The damage done to this program for in-state recruiting was incredible. It's going to take time to rebuild it. Sadly, years.
 

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Agreed. A ton of damage was inflicted upon this program the past two years and there is no quick fix for it. The new staff has a ton of work to do, but I have confidence in them for the long run. That being said, I'm expecting very slow progress over the summer with recruiting, but we should see a large part of the class we do put together occurring this fall. Once recruits get a taste of what we're doing during real games on offense and defense this fall, I'm expecting things to improve. The damage done to this program for in-state recruiting was incredible. It's going to take time to rebuild it. Sadly, years.
I'm willing to give the current coaching staff a mild pass when it comes to recruiting right now, but even then the results have been pretty dismal so far. We finished 2022 with the 11th ranked class in the PAC-12 - okay fine, transition period - but the start to 2023 has not been promising. I'm willing to give them a pass on this cycle as well, but if things don't seriously improve, I think we're going to be in a really tough spot.

Unfortunately I wonder if this is a sign of things to come. The PAC-12 is currently an undesirable conference to play in. Oregon and USC have a leg up with money. Then the next tier of programs, all currently offer more than we do. Stanford is one of the greatest academic institutions in the world with great coaching. Utah has had a great program for a while with one of the most underrated head coaches in the nation. At this point - optimistically speaking - UW is the 5th most desirable program in an undesirable conference.

Ironically I feel like it would help UW a lot if Oregon and USC are dominant and are able to help make the PAC-12 relevant again.
 

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Add for this years class and can play this fall I believe. Good added depth for the Dline.


 

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WOOF!!!! Huskies get a big time commit from 4 star WR Rashid Williams out of Pittsburg, CA.
24/7 sports has him ranked as the 25th best WR in the country.


 

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WOOF!!!! Huskies get a big time commit from 4 star WR Rashid Williams out of Pittsburg, CA.
24/7 sports has him ranked as the 25th best WR in the country.


I think the best part of his commitment is that we won him over so well he cancelled visits to other schools just to announce his commitment.
 

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Absolutely monster week for Husky recruiting. While tons more work to do, got to say, very impressed with how well they're closing on their targets so far. Seems to be the grapevine with the H.S. coaches is they say the Huskies are extremely professional when they show up and are doing all the right things. 6 commits this week, in the week they planned to the major visit weekend of the summer. Very impressive and bodes well for the future of this program. Things were happening so fast this week, it was hard to keep up with it all. Still trying to process it all.
One thing sure. Landing Courtney Morgan as director of player personal was an absolute coup and already you can see the results. Behind the scenes, he had a lot to do with this week.

 
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